§ 91. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Minister of Food if the Divisional Food Commissioner for the North Midlands area is giving the whole of his time to his duties; whether he is the proprietor of a large business at Lea Mills, near Matlock; and can he state whether, in addition to his salary, he is allowed travelling and other expenses?
§ Mr. McCURDY
The whole time of the Divisional Food Commission for the North Midland Division continues to be, as hitherto, at the disposal of the Ministry when required. As, however, the appointment is only temporary, terminable at a month's notice on either 1241 side, arrangements were made when he was originally appointed in 1917 enabling him to continue his own business as chairman of a limited company near Matlock. As regards the third part of the question, the Divisional Food Commissioner receives the usual allowances when travelling on the business of the Ministry. I should like to add that the Divisional Commissioner has on two occasions withheld his application to be released in deference to my special request.
§ Mr. WATERSON
Am I to understand that this gentleman receives £900 a year for a temporary position of this character?